There has been a significant increase in MSW(Municipal solid waste)generation in India in the last few decades.
This is largely because of rapid population growth and economic developmentin the country
Solid waste management has become a major environmental issue in India
Land fills are the most common means of solid waste disposal.
But, the increasing amount of solid waste is rapidly filling existing land fills, andnew sites are difficult to establish
The per capita of MSW generated daily, in India ranges from about 100 gm insmall towns to 500 gm in large towns